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Welcome to our blog regarding personal injury claims news and accident claims updates. Contact us for specialist advice from a solicitor today.

Claim guide: accidents on public transport

If you have been involved in an accident whilst using public transport and have suffered harm or have been injured, then you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Public transport covers a wide range of options, such as a bus, coach, trai...
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Trampoline park injuries – can you claim?

Along with climbing walls and other types of healthy indoor activities, trampoline parks have increased hugely in popularity over the past few years. However, as with any such physical activity, the increase in popularity of trampoline parks has also...
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NHS mistakes have resulted in almost 140 men losing a healthy testicle.

Recent statistics released by the NHS’s litigation authority, NHS Resolution, have revealed the shocking errors made by various NHS authorities which have resulted in 137 men losing a testicle within the past six years. The figures also reveal that a...
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Bad driving habits – do you recognise any of these?

A recent survey ahead of November 2017’s Road Safety Week revealed many of the most common tricks some motorists use in their attempts to stay one step ahead of the law when they are behind the wheel, in particular when involving drinking and driving...
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Construction – the UK’s most dangerous industry to work in

Recent analysis of over 10 years’ worth of statistics from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the construction industry is the most dangerous to work in. As well as having the highest number of fatalities, people working in ...
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Would a Dash Cam help with my road accident claim?

One of the biggest frustrations following a road traffic accident (RTA) occurs when there is a dispute over liability – basically, who is at fault for the crash. Deciding who is at fault is often based on one person’s word versus another’s, and with ...
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Claim Guide: road accident claims for pedestrians, passengers, motorcyclists, drivers and cyclists

When making a claim for compensation, to be successful it has to be proven that someone else was to blame for your accident, material damage and your injuries. When it comes to injuries suffered on the roads, these can be categorised as follows: Pede...
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Correct Compensation – how to help ensure your claim is properly compensated

With many personal injury claims, be they as a result of a road accident, or an injury suffered whilst at work or whilst out shopping, it can often be difficult for a solicitor to accurately predict the total amount of compensation you should be enti...
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Cuts to Legal Aid – a false economy across all case types says independent survey

A recent Ipsos MORI report, on behalf of the Law Society , provides another strong indication that the Governments programme of cost cutting in the area of Legal Aid over the past few years has overall been a false economy. Legal Aid is a long establ...
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Personal Injury Claims Limit to rise – up to £5,000 for RTA claims

At a recent Justice Select Committee meeting, Justice Secretary David Lidington confirmed the Governments plans to bring in new, higher small claims limits for personal injury claims in England and Wales. The intention is to raise the small claims li...
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Making an injury claim – the important extra information you may need

We often get asked what additional information, documents and evidence may be required as part of the personal injury claims process. This will vary depending on the type of injury you have suffered, but we’ve pulled together a brief list below giving examples of what is often required - we hope you will find it useful:

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Distracted whilst driving? Help avoid a road accident by putting your phone away...

A study earlier this year indicated that around 22% of crashes – road traffic accidents (‘RTAs’) – are caused by drivers being distracted behind the wheel. Mobile phone use is a significant cause of such distractions, and the research also indicated that even making a hands-free call resulted in the same level of distraction. Texting drivers were revealed to be the most highly distracted, with a one third reduction in overall reaction time combined with worse lane discipline and control.

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Workplace Injury Claims – Our 4 Step Guide

Our simple 4 step guide to making a workplace injury claim Should you be in the unfortunate position of suffering an injury at your place of work, be that a warehouse, office, construction site or factory, making a claim can be daunting. Whilst being...
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Three Personal Injury Myths Busted

Three Personal Injury Myths Busted There have always been and continues to be a lot of myths, rumours, half-truths and misunderstandings surrounding personal injury claims in the UK, be they for road traffic accidents, injuries at work or accidents i...
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Claims cold call ban reversed

Claims cold call ban reversed

In a surprise recent move, widely condemned by claims management professionals including ourselves here at The Accident Claimline, the government has decided to reverse its intention to place a ban on annoying cold-calls from unscrupulous claims management companies (CMC’s).

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Make the right choice

Providing your Personal injury solicitor settles your Personal injury claim correctly at the first attempt, there should never be a need to reopen a personal injury claim. You must ensure that you make your claim within three years of ...
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Cyclists in £65,000 injury claim

Cyclists in £65,000 injury claim Edinbugh City Council has received claims from 2 members of the public who were injured cycling in the Scottish capital. The claims are separate incidents that both involve injuries sustained from the bicycles getting...
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UK Road Accident Payouts - higher than most

UK Road Accident Injury Payouts are often 17 times higher than some other European countries A recent RAC Foundation report indicates that the level of compensation available for road traffic accident (RTA) Personal injury claimants in the UK can be ...
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Northern HSC Trust

A follow up has been completed to provide an assurance that Northern HSC Trust has or is taking action to meet the requirements of the undertaking signed July 2016.
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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion was fined £12,000 for failing to follow data protection rules. What they did: The Royal British Legion wealth screened 1,499,799 records in 2010, 1,478,279 records in 2012 and 2,455,670 records in 2014. This does not necessar...
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